International cooperation on climate change, Global warming & the environment, Global temperature changes, Commercial law, France -- Foreign relations, and International cooperation
The 2015 UN climate negotiations in Paris resulted in an inclusive, binding treaty that succeeds the Kyoto Protocol. In contrast to the failure at Copenhagen in 2009, the Paris negotiations are therefore seen as a major diplomatic success that has regenerated faith in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change as a forum for dynamic multilateralism. The Paris Agreement provides a robust framework for ratcheting up efforts to combat global warming. However, the Agreement’s value will remain unclear for some time. The historical path to the Paris accord is outlined, and a preliminary assessment is offered of its key elements and outcomes. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Industrialization, Interorganizational relations, Intervention (Federal government), Europeanization, and France -- Foreign relations -- Germany
This paper examines the impact of state intervention in French-German interfirm linkages and discusses the implications of conflicting national interests for the furthering of single market integration. It demonstrates that, despite initial success in launching large-scale cross-border alliances in strategic sectors, France and Germany have remained divided by their own industrial nationalism. It argues that their respective attitudes towards industrial policy are less contradictory than would appear at first sight, but that transcending industrial nationalism by Europeanising the notion of economic patriotism would be an essential precondition for a more efficient EU-wide industrial policy within a better integrated internal market. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Space exploration, Project management, Magnetosphere, Artificial satellites, Governmentality, Neoliberalism, France -- Foreign relations -- Soviet Union, Outer space, and Management
Space projects represent, after World War II, the archetype of large-scale organization of scientific practices that are flexible, temporary, and oriented towards specific goals. A new form of activity, the project, emerged through the management of technical means, allocation of skills, and coordination of various players. Project management emerged as the synthesis of a set of social practices designed to subordinate as well as synchronize the initiatives of researchers, engineers, and technicians who had temporarily joined forces. This article presents the genesis and deployment of the Franco-Soviet space program ARCAD 3 whose purpose was to study the magnetosphere with a satellite. This study is situated at the junction of three historiographical dimensions: scientific writings, links between action and graphic forms, and Big Science. The diagrams, organization charts and schedules produced by the French space agency throughout the entire project form the documentary substrata of this analysis. These graphic management tools define the role of each player, designate fields of competence, and specify the temporality of actions. A self-monitoring system as well as surveillance instrument, diagrams, organization charts and schedules are linked to form a certain vision of authority along the lines of the “neoliberal governmentality” defined by Michel Foucault. By defining in advance and in writing all the possible (or impossible) relationships, the chronological order of activities as well as the actions to be performed, graphic project management tools contribute to the transfer of coercive panoptic mechanisms towards a minimal organization of relationships between individuals. [ABSTRACT FROM PUBLISHER]
Historical museum design & construction, Museums -- France, France -- Foreign relations -- Great Britain, Architectural design, and History
The article provides information on the planned Centre for Franco-British Relations, which will be designed by consultancy Casson Mann and architectural Atelier Philéas and will be located in Ouistreham, Normandy Coast in France and scheduled to open in 2019. It mentions that the museum will document the history of Great Britain-France relations, which will feature a permanent and immersive exhibition space.
Nuclear fuel rods, France -- Foreign relations, and Australia -- Foreign relations
Reports on the secret shipment of nuclear fuel rods from Sydney to La Hague, France. Confirmation of on the fear of the Australian government on public reaction; Contract on the recycling of nuclear fuel; Protest of the French Greens on the breach of a promise by the French government.